Processor in macbook pro 13 2020 ? [Pro 13 Review]

This article is about the review of the new 2020 Apple MacBook Pro 13. Apple have announced their newly updated 13-inch MacBook Pro or MacBook pro 13 and this is a device that’s been updated across the board everything has just been refreshed except for the screen it’s still using a 13-inch screen but there’s this weird misinformation or negativity around the launch of this product particularly about the CPU so I thought I’d clarify some things and hopefully, this will save you some money if you’re interested in picking up one of the new MacBook Pros.

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MacBook Pro 13 [Review]

So the thing that’s controversial right now in the case of the MacBook Pro 13 is that people are upset, visibly upset that Apple is using old 8th gen CPUs in these new 2020 MacBook Pro 13 and people are like how could they do this, Apple is the worst and so on. Listen okay you’re upset but let me explain what’s going on here when you look at devices like a 13-inch MacBook Pro the difference between an 8th gen Intel CPU and a 10th gen Intel CPU if they’d use one in the base model that MacBook Pro is very small the only time you’d see a big benefit going to that 10th gen chip is if you’re doing stuff that’s graphically capable like if you’re doing video editing or playing games or anything that’s got graphical requirements, yes those new 10th gen chips will be better for it, they claim like an 80% improvement based on my tests on windows-based laptops it’s like closer to 50 maybe 60 percent real-world improvement they are better but here’s the thing not everybody wants that stuff, not everybody wants extra GPU power for their workflow.

so the fact that they’re using those older 8th gen chips in the base model MacBook Pro is a really good thing because you know what else comes with those new 10th gen chips a fatty price tag every Windows laptop that ever viewed in the past like 6 months that use those new 10th gen chips, they’ve been bumped up in price by like 150 maybe 200 bucks sometimes it is something that Intel is doing it’s not Apple obviously or any manufacturer when Intel raises the price of those new chips that the cost of the product goes up so every company that’s been doing this like the consumers get screwed. We’re just paying more for stuff that we may not necessarily need. The fact that Apple is using those old 8th gen chips that have slower GPUs but still very capable quad-core processors it’s a good thing because we don’t have to pay extra money like the new MacBook Pro 13 is already really expensive from Apple.

Design

●      Key-Board

if you are a developer and all you’re doing is just like building on Xcode, you just want a good quad-core processor, you don’t want that GPU either to pay extra for that GPU but they all have these newly updated keyboards we’ve talked about this forever the magic keyboard in these new MacBook pro 13 are so much more reliable and this marks the end of the whole butterfly keyboard era like this is it there are no more butterfly switches in the entire Apple laptop repertoire which is awesome.

 Now they had to, like in order to fit that new keyboard in MacBook pro 13 they had to make it a little bit thicker I think it’s 0.7 millimeters thicker it’s relatively insignificant, it was well worth it. MacBook Pro 13 also has a brighter screen, better speakers but a large number of people would already be really happy on the MacBook Air and wouldn’t need the extra features on the pro.

●      Camera & Wi-Fi

it’s still a 720p webcam and there’s no Wi-Fi 6 on any of the configurations of the 13-inch MacBook Pro

Performance

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Performance of MacBook Pro 13

Now if you do decide to go with a 10 gen chip to upgrade from the base model to the 10th gen stuff.  In addition to that faster GPU, you also have access to faster and more RAM. I can get up to 32 gigs and it is low powered ddr4. Which, the older stuff didn’t have access to. In certain applications and workflows that faster RAM can be useful but for most people, it’s not a significant upgrade it is nice though. Now if you’re someone who’s looking at these new devices with the interest of using them for video editing because of that new GPU, you are like “hey maybe that might be a good fit for me!” The performance is extremely dependent on a) the application that you are using and  b) the camera that you’re using, so I’ve tested these GPUs with premiere and like it depends,  sometimes you’re getting good performance sometimes you’re getting a very unimpressive performance.

Comparison

Now compared to the 13-inch MacBook Air and this is a question I feel like a lot of you guys have been asking like should I get that 13-inch MacBook Air or this new 13-inch MacBook Pro 13 they are quite different and because of the price tag you might be drawn to the MacBook Air.

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MacBook Pro 13 Benchmark – 8th Gen i5 & 10th Gen i5

The MacBook Air is a lighter machine ever-so-slightly and it’s also got a slightly longer battery life and it’s a little bit cheaper but it is not built for processor-intensive tasks like the moment you push it hard for an extended period of time it chokes and the Air have always done that and that’s really is the weakness of the MacBook Air. The MacBook Pro 13 is just more suited for even moderately intensive tasks. Now if you were interested in that upcoming rumored 14-inch MacBook device who knows when it’s going to come out, maybe it’s going to be for an ARM-based MacBook maybe it’s going to be for an AMD-based MacBook which would be awesome who knows but it’s not this one. So we just have to keep waiting.

 I’m just going to throw one last thing out there if you were considering a high respect 13-inch MacBook Pro, one of these new ones. I would just want to push the idea out, of a 16 inch MacBook Pro like those are just way more capable but because those things are in the refurbished store, now like they’re available for a significant discount it may be worth it, they just test out the configurations see if you can get a 16-inch device for not too much more than a high SPECT 13 inch MacBook Pro because it’s just a way more capable system. if you’re willing to carry something bigger and heavier and have shorter battery life.

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F.A.Qs

  • Is the MacBook Pro 13 inches good for video editing?
  • MacBook Pro 13 has a faster GPU and it also has access to faster and more RAM. So yes! it is good for video editing.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with TouchBar and Touch ID

8th Gen i5
Display13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors, 16:10 aspect ratio
Processor1.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, with 128MB of eDRAM
Graphics and Video SupportIntel Iris Plus Graphics 645
Charging and ExpansionTwo Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for Charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
WirelessWi-Fi; 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
In the Box13-inch MacBook Pro, 61W USB-C Power Adapter, USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
Height0.61 inch (1.56 cm)
Width11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
Depth8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
Weight3.1 pounds (1.4 kg)
Release Date5/04/2020

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10th Gen i5
Display13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Retina display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors, 16:10 aspect ratio
Processor2.0GHz quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache
Graphics and Video SupportIntel Iris Plus Graphics 645
Charging and ExpansionFour Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports with support for Charging, DisplayPort Thunderbolt (up to 40 Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
WirelessWi-Fi; 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible, Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
In the Box13-inch MacBook Pro, 61W USB-C Power Adapter, USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
Height0.61 inch (1.56 cm)
Width11.97 inches (30.41 cm)
Depth8.36 inches (21.24 cm)
Weight3.1 pounds (1.4 kg)
Release Date5/04/2020
 

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